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Over 65 Cats Guard Artwork at Russian Museum

Animals  (tags: AnimalWelfare, animals, cats, GoodNews, pets, protection )

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The Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, Russia houses over 65 cats in the basement to protect precious art by catching pesky mice and rats. Most are street rescues and many find permanent homes as a result. What a wonderful success story.

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aj E. (162)
Thursday August 2, 2012, 5:04 pm
neat :)

Past Member (0)
Thursday August 2, 2012, 5:16 pm
This story is such a wonderful story. Not only are the cats doing good but the musuem staff is helping these homeless cats with a safe place to live and hopefully a forever home.
Good story :*)

Julie P. (54)
Thursday August 2, 2012, 5:55 pm
Cute story.
Thank you for sharing :)

Danuta Watola (1257)
Friday August 3, 2012, 3:06 am

Kath P. (9)
Friday August 3, 2012, 3:11 am
Just love this story...I'll be passing along the url.

Nimue Pendragon (323)
Friday August 3, 2012, 3:28 am
Cute :)

Anne W. (11)
Friday August 3, 2012, 3:30 am
Lovely article. Thanks SO much for sharing. Cats (and many dogs) are very often not well treated in Russia normally, but these ones are obviously well looked after and have a very happy time :-)

donnaa d. (14)
Friday August 3, 2012, 3:56 am
Brilliant, i love it, this should be employed every where, where theres a need.

Gloria picchetti (305)
Friday August 3, 2012, 4:28 am
Feline security jobs!

Giana Peranio-Paz (406)
Friday August 3, 2012, 4:30 am
Great solution for both spiecies...

Dori Lynn White (2)
Friday August 3, 2012, 5:03 am
Great idea for these cats. I'm glad that for right now, they have a safe refuge and wonderful use!

Rika S. (18)
Friday August 3, 2012, 5:35 am
That's cute and benefits both parts :) Awesome

Vanessa Wolfe (28)
Friday August 3, 2012, 7:07 am
This is one great and happy story. How simple was this to do.

Kay M. (345)
Friday August 3, 2012, 8:56 am
cool. hope they spay & neuter once in a while if they're getting too many.

Elaine Al Meqdad (271)
Friday August 3, 2012, 7:28 pm
Noted! And how precious these cats have a wonderful home to live in and are protected and cared for!
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